I've been teaching for 34 years. I was an elementary science specialist for much of my career, but have been teaching gifted education for the last 12 years.
My teaching style is geared to meet the needs of my students’ learning styles. Sometimes that's like spinning a dozen plates at once. To the untrained eye, this may look like chaos, but there is real, student centered learning going on...and that is not always quiet or neat. I am definitely the “guide on the side” in my classroom.
I have been Teacher of the Year for my school system and NASA Teacher of the Year for my state. I have written curriculum for my State Department of Education as well as several other state agencies I conduct workshops and trainings at the local, state, and national level.
I have a BS in elementary education from The University of Alabama, a MS in elementary education from The University of Alabama in Birmingham, and a gifted specialist certification from The University of Alabama.
Mom, grandma, friend, widow, traveler, digital diva, list maker and closet crafter. I'm pretty sure that if a teacher ran the government, all our debt issues would be solved in short order.
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, Career and Technical Education, Other (Specialty), Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Psychology, Economics , Problem Solving, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Halloween, For All Subjects, Test Preparation, End of Year